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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M.U. Erdosy
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 17, 2019 10:18 AM History
Aornos was a mountain fortress and the site of Alexander the Great's last siege during the winter of 327-6 BC. The ancient site likely corresponds to Ūṇa, a peak on the Pīr-Sar west of the Indus river.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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settlement, fort, tower

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 6 C3 Aornos

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Pir Sar? PAK

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M.U. Erdosy, DARMC, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Aornos: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 29 September 2020]

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